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Some call it stories. Others call it a blog. But here you'll find nuggets of goodness to use and -- you guessed it -- SHARE!

Supporting #GivingTueday402 during World AIDS Day!

Written by Katie Fourney    on November 15, 2020    in
In light of #GivingTuesday402, organized by SHARE Omaha, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health is partnering with Nebraska AIDS Project. Nebraska AIDS Project provides HIV/AIDS services and programs within the region. For Giving Tuesday, which also coincides with World AIDS Day, COPH students, faculty, staff, and alumni will share kindness through creating awareness about HIV/AIDS and the exceptional services offered by NAP. Collaborative efforts will be done through a social media campaign with participants sharing and liking social media posts, using the hashtag #GivingTuesday402. They hope to make it trend on social media for 3 days: the day before, the day of and the day after December 1st.
 

The Power of All: Why we DO

Written by Katie Fourney    on November 12, 2020    in
We do what we do because of our “why.”
 
In other words, what motivates us is often more than the action itself – it’s the meaning behind it that is the real driver.
 
Having a clear “why” gives you a context for your life and can help you focus how you spend your time. And, your passions in life can help inform how you want to give your time to others. Volunteering can add another layer of purpose to your life, and can help connect you to micro-communities of like-minded people.
 
At SHARE Omaha, our “why” is to help nonprofits fulfill their missions. This is our guiding light and the reason we stay so enthusiastic about our community. We see incredible changes and lives improved every single day. We want you to experience this, too, and an important opportunity is coming up on Dec. 1: Giving Tuesday.
 

Giving Tuesday: Harnessing the Power of All

 

The Power of All: Why we GIVE

Written by Katie Fourney    on November 9, 2020    in

Simply put, we give back because it feels good.

Doing good deeds, whether it’s sharing gifts, time or kindness, gives us a warm-glow feeling — a sense of joy and satisfaction that comes with helping others.

Research has also shown that people are more likely to donate to a specific person’s cause versus an abstract problem or a large group of people. Understanding a person’s story develops a deeper emotional connection and elicits a desire to help.

Where's SHARE is at... RESPECT!

Written by Katie Fourney    on September 28, 2020    in
Where's SHARE is an odyssey across the Omaha metro to discover causes that matter, presented by Core Bank. Did you decode this clue?

When they first began, bullying and teen dating violence weren’t discussed,
But two decades later, the education they provide is a must.
 
Their interactive approach with students stages a conversation,
Reaching over half a million participants, their efforts are worthy of your donation!
 
Where’s SHARE? We are RESPECT!



Where's SHARE is at... Victory Boxing Club & Community Center

Written by Katie Fourney    on September 21, 2020    in
Where's SHARE is an odyssey across the Omaha metro to discover causes that matter, presented by Core Bank. Did you decode this clue?

With their students they address gang activity, truancy and obesity,
And condition the strength to solve problems peacefully.

When kids might take a dive and follow a path to crime,
They inspire them to stop. Set a goal. And prepare to climb.

These trainees KnOw they always have someone in their corner,
To fight for them, pick them up, and be their supporter.

As kids learn the ropes, they don’t count them out,
Forming future leaders is what it’s all about.

Where’s SHARE? We are at Victory Boxing Club & Community Center!


Where's SHARE is at... The Historic General Dodge House!

Written by Katie Fourney    on September 14, 2020    in
Where's SHARE is an odyssey across the Omaha metro to discover causes that matter, presented by Core Bank. Did you decode this clue?

This location seeks preservation,
Of a Northern landmark in our nation.
 
With an appreciation for the railroad,
This might be a clue you can decode.
 
Look for the work of W.W. Boyington on your tour,
The mansard roof adds to its allure.
 
Where’s SHARE? We are at the Historic General Dodge House!



Where's SHARE is at... City Sprouts!

Written by Katie Fourney    on September 4, 2020    in
Where's SHARE is an odyssey across the Omaha metro to discover causes that matter, presented by Core Bank. Did you decode this clue?

They improve community health and empower your neighborhood,
This Omaha metro organization grows all things good.
They know with 2020’s pandemic there is a need for more,
So they’re seeking to produce 10 times beyond ever before.
Attend a virtual workshop or donate to support the cause,
Their work to build a healthy community, one of unity, is worthy of applause.
 
Where’s SHARE? We are at City Sprouts!



Where’s SHARE is at… Apollon Art Space!

Written by Katie Fourney    on August 31, 2020    in
Where's SHARE is an odyssey across the Omaha metro to discover causes that matter, presented by Core Bank. Did you decode this clue?

Between the performer, the witness and what they share,
There is art in the air.
If it's the eclectic that you seek,
head to the south, no need to speak Greek.

Where’s SHARE? We are at Apollon Art Space!



It's time to end mental health stigma: WhatMakesUs

Written by Katie Fourney    on August 21, 2020    in
This story is shared by The Public Good Projects in Partnership with The Well Being Partners.

In these challenging times, taking care of our emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing has never been more important. Almost 40 percent of Americans are now showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression. In Nebraska, that number is 30 percent.
 
Although mental health conditions are extremely common, we rarely talk openly about our mental health in the way we do about our physical health. It’s time that’s changed. WhatMakesUs is a new local initiative collecting stories from community members living with mental health conditions, and their allies, to highlight what makes them who they are — not defined by a mental health condition.
 

Banking on School Supplies drive gifted hundreds of students with new school supplies

Written by Katie Fourney    on August 20, 2020    in
Once again, the caring hearts of the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro have proven that together we can make big things happen.

In July 2020, ten community-minded local banks partnered with the common goal of providing all metro families the supplies needed for a successful school year. These institutions, including ACCESSbank, American National Bank, Bank of Bennington, Core Bank, Dundee Bank, First National Bank of Omaha, Great Western Bank, Pinnacle Bank, Security National Bank, UMB Bank and Well Fargo, led the effort to collect school supplies for a dozen organizations with the Banking on School Supplies drive. 

Over the course of two weeks, boxes of supplies were delivered to bank branches and NorthStar Foundation by generous donors. 

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